Kristy Kirkup is a political reporter who has worked for Canada’s largest media companies over the past decade. She began her career at CTV News in Ottawa followed by stints with Sun Media, CBC News and The Canadian Press before joining The Globe and Mail. She has travelled internationally with two prime ministers and across Canada for multiple election campaigns. In 2017, she was part of a CP team that won the Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism for a series about sexual trauma in Indigenous communities. She was also nominated for a National Newspaper Award for the same project. She is passionate about using the power of journalism to shine a light in dark places and to lift up the voices of the silenced and forgotten.
Years in Journalism11
Bachelor of Journalism and English at Carleton University
Bachelor of Education at University of Ottawa
Honours & Awards
Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism (2017)